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American Greenways Program - A comprehensive resource from The Conservation Fund.

Little Tennessee River Valley & Environs:

Franklin Chamber of Commerce - Information about the Franklin, NC area.
Macon County Website- An electronic door to the community.
Little Tennessee Watershed Association - Dedicated to the conservation and improvement of water quality and habitat in the Little Tennessee Watershed.
Duke Power - Nantahala Area - Duke Power - Nantahala Area operates eleven hydroelectric plants in six counties in the mountainous region of southwestern North Carolina.

Tallulah Falls Railroad
Town of Franklin - Official website of the Town of Franklin. Macon County, NC

River Sites and Contacts:

International Rivers Network - Contact river related organizations all over the world.
American Rivers - "Bringing Rivers to Life."

River Restoration:

EPA Site - River Corridors and Wetlands Restoration

Water Restoration:

Clean Water Management Trust Fund - Purpose is  to help non-profit organizations finance projects that specifically address water pollution problems.


The E.P.A. Office of Water - An attractive & informative wetlands site.
Wetlands Delineation Manual - A technical information resource from the Corps of Engineers.
National Audubon Society Wetlands Campaign  - How you can help save wetlands and wildlife.


North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission - A valuable site with much information about wildlife in North Carolina, the State Nongame & Endangered Wildlife Fund, hunting and fishing regulations, and more.
Monarch Watch

North Carolina Birding Trail

Frogs of North Carolina

Conservation Land Trusts:

Mainspring Conservation Trust - Conserving the rural lands, forests, and waters of the upper Little Tennessee and Hiwassee River valleys.
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) - SAHC was the parent organization of The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee.
Land Trust Alliance - Links to land trusts and allied sites

Trails and Hiking:

NC Rails to Trails - North Carolina Rail-Trails works with communities across North Carolina to create trails for public use on active and abandoned rail corridors.

Nantahala Hiking Club - The Nantahala Hiking Club is one of the member-maintaining clubs of the Appalachian Trail Conference.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based, private nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,185-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000-acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia.

The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society - The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society maintains a 100 mile memorial trail in the state of North Carolina, in honor of the Philadelphian naturalist, William Bartram, who traveled throughout the southeast from 1773 to 1777.